David M. Stauss focuses on complex business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts, involving product liability, data security and privacy, and business disputes. David is head of the privacy and cybersecurity practices in the Denver and Boulder offices, and leads the Consumer Products section of the firm's Manufacturing Group.
David has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts across the country securing favorable jury verdicts for his clients.
In his product liability practice, he has provided counseling services and defended cases for manufacturers of various products, including tires, food items, and cleaning products. He has successfully tried cases involving both individual claims and class actions.
In his privacy and data security practice, David regularly assists clients in preparing for and responding to data breaches and data security incidents. He has aided clients in preparing for data breaches by drafting incident response plans and conducting table top exercises. He has counseled numerous clients in responding to data breaches, including managing multi-state breach notifications, appearing before regulators, and providing employee training.
David's combination of trial experience and cybersecurity knowledge uniquely qualifies him to represent clients in litigation involving data security and privacy issues. He has handled disputes involving complex information security issues, and assisted in recovering funds lost in illegal wire fraud phishing schemes by filing lawsuits to freeze the fraudulent bank accounts.
He is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).
David is an avid author and presenter on privacy and cybersecurity and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Cybersecurity Law Report, Law Week Colorado, the Denver Business Journal, and Law Technology News. He is also a frequent contributor to CyberAdviser, a blog focused on the latest news and developments in privacy and cybersecurity law.
David co-authored the Colorado Privacy & Cybersecurity Handbook in 2017, a book dedicated to summarizing and explaining Colorado's evolving privacy and cybersecurity statutes, regulations, and case law and providing attorneys, privacy officers, lawmakers, and decision-makers with a single reference to the many different sources that make up Colorado privacy and cybersecurity law.
He was named a "Top 25 Most Influential Young Professional" by ColoradoBIZ magazine in 2018.